Twitter Girl

I don’t always notice people I see
It doesn’t matter who they are to me
Then my eyes met this girl online
I saw her photos from a friend of mine
It was like an instant crush
Beating heart and then a blush
We’ve never really met or talked
But I started following her, not stalked
Feels like I’ve known her from somewhere
‘Cause her tweets make me smile and care
Like my sister, she’s a Povedan
Like me, she’s an Atenean
She plays softball
I watch football
It’s not the same
I know I’m lame
I wish I’d known her all my life
She could’ve been my future wife
Oops, sorry, I got carried away
I tend to do that, please just stay
I know it’s silly I like her and all
If only I could text her or make a call
One time she needed help with school
I tweeted back like a fool
Minutes passed and she got my tweet
I honestly thought her reply was sweet
And one more thing, she followed me
If you don’t believe it, go look and see
I jumped for joy and screamed out loud
I know it’s weird, but I am proud
Of course, it’s real, I got the mail
She followed me, I did not fail
We know each other now, I guess
If I ask her out, would she say yes?
But wait, hold on, before I fall
I don’t think we can go to the mall
She’s already taken, by the way
That’s a sign to turn around and walk away
I think I’ve got it all wrong
This feeling won’t last that long
She’s following me out of respect
It’s not like we’re friends who text and connect
A follower, that is what she is
A little crush on a young, comely miss
Follow, reply, and retweet
The kind of moves I call defeat

A poem by Miji Gonzales.

Written on November 11, 2010.